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Diabetes gene found on Greenland

Scientists find genetic variant among Greenlanders that greatly increases the risk of developing diabetes.

Danish scientists can soon predict which diseases you’ll get

Data from more than six million Danish patients has allowed scientists to map out how illnesses develop. In the future they will be able to predict which diseases will affect you.

Football can make your heart ten years younger

If you suffer from high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes, playing football could render blood pressure drugs unnecessary and make your heart younger and stronger, according to new research.

Aircraft noise linked to larger waistlines

Women and men living close to Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport are more likely to swell out in the middle than those further away.

A shot of gluten reduces risk of diabetes in mice

Mice treated with gluten have lower risk of developing type 1 diabetes. Could lead to vaccine against the widespread disease.

Swedish diabetes estimates were off by a long shot

Sweden can have two to three times as many young people with diabetes type 1 than believed.

Computer model to detect prevalent diseases

New research aims to make it possible to assess people’s genetic risk for a variety of widespread diseases using a computer model.

Saturated fat increases diabetes risk

Saturated fat increases the risk of type 2 diabetes much more than unsaturated fat does, new study confirms. But which type of saturated fat is the worst?

Mutant gene protects against type 2 diabetes

Scientists have identified genetic mutations that lower the risk of type 2 diabetes by 65 percent. Pharmaceutical companies are already looking for ways to develop a drug based on the new discovery.

How dietary fibres fight obesity and diabetes

Scientists have found an explanation to why dietary fibres keep us healthy. The discovery may lead to new treatments of metabolic diseases.